There is not too many players in the Premier League who split opinion as much as Mesut Ozil, with some believing he is the best thing since sliced bread while others claim he is a weak link in the Arsenal side.
It is fair to say opinions have shifted significantly since he signed from Real Madrid in 2013, with a high being his World Cup success with Germany the following year but a low point being suffered so far in 2019.
Returning from a disastrous World Cup campaign in Russia, Ozil has struggled for form so far this season and has seen Unai Emery use him sparingly as a result – dropped for the victory against West Ham and being hauled off in the second half of the following match against Cardiff City.
It remains to be seen whether Emery can get Ozil back to his best and fans have been teased about what that is like by the club on social media, who posted a clip to celebrate five years since he made his debut with the Gunners.
Many fans took the opportunity to respond and the vast majority of responses were supportive. We have gathered some of the best below.
A legendary signing
— one and only (@onetruepairing_) September 14, 2018
It was amazing when we got our hands on Ozil from Real Madrid!
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) September 14, 2018
If it wasn’t Giroud on the frontline his assist count would have been double by now
— nathan (@NathanMuiruri) September 14, 2018
We need this Ozil back
— dean young (@deanoyoung81) September 14, 2018
We need to encouraged Ozil he is going through tough time #OzilTheHero
— Harry Ayodeji M. (CEO) (@kamtronixGlobal) September 14, 2018
legend of the Emirates era. If you disagree, argue with yourself
— Precious Ueko (@precious_ueko) September 14, 2018
Just want 15/16 Özil back…
— ً (@afcIeo) September 14, 2018
Love Wenger for bringing this man to the Emirates
— Akshay (@50m39uY) September 14, 2018